After missing a net for last Friday due to the holiday, we will be back this Friday! We hope to hear of your holiday adventures when you check in! Friday night 8 PM on the 146.91 repeater or Echolink at W0EBE!
HR.4969 would require the FCC, within 120 days of the Bill’s passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply PRB-1 coverage to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). PRB-1 states that local governments cannot preclude Amateur Radio communications; they must “reasonably accommodate” amateur operations, and the state and local regulations must be the minimum practicable regulation to accomplish a legitimate governmental interest.
Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. Since PRB-1 was enacted, the FCC has said several times that it would prefer to have some guidance from Congress before extending the policy to private land-use regulations. HR.4969 will provide that guidance, and give PRB-1 the force of Federal law.
Radio amateurs, while providing a valuable and necessary service to their communities, are frequently and increasingly precluded from installing necessary equipment (antennas, coax, etc) by unreasonable private land-use restrictions, including restrictive CC&R covenants. The net effect of HR.4969 passage will be to suppress those unreasonable restrictions and allow licensed amateurs to install reasonable equipment for practicing our hobby and having the means to serve our communities.
U.S. House of Representatives
Co-sponsor HR.4969, the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014”
Please come join us!
Where: American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
When: Noon until 11PM (later if there are band openings!) Saturday June 28
Testing of all classes : 3 PM
Why: To practice setting up and operating in the event there is a disaster. To educate the public about the benefits of amateur radio.
How: Off grid
We will be setting up tents this evening about 630 PM this evening.
We will begin set up of equipment at 10 AM Saturday morning.
We will have Barbecue and homemade ice cream at about 6 PM Saturday evening.
Come one come all. Kids, families, friends….
We encourage everyone to come join us!
As a Benevolent Organization of the State of Missouri, we are allowed to fund raise. We will be holding a drawing right before dinner at 6 pm. Prizes listed on another post but the grand prize is pictured below! Tickets on sale now! Contact Patti 417-224-0234 or email@example.com
If you are joining another group for the event, I hope to hear you on the air. We will be operating as W0EBE.
Our Facebook feeds to Twitter. Follow Field Day there at SWMOARC
We will be live on UStream. I will post the link when we set up!
73 Patti KD0AEL
Field Day Raffle has begun. We have limited numbers of items this year, but they are nice!
Pictures are representative of similar items.
1 ticket for $1
6 tickets for $5
12 tickets for $10
You can make arrangements with me now or stop by Field Day and enter the raffle! Patti kd0ael